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These are our favorite journeys to Ecuador that provide an excellent overview of the best places, cultures and activities in the Ecuadorian mainland and Galapagos. A trip into the highlands will put you right in the heart of the central Andes, including stops in the renowned Otavalo indigenous market, the colonial capital city of Quito, and visits to the towering peaks like Chimborazo & Cotopaxi. As you move eastward, you will experience the transition cloud forests as you descend into the tropical Amazon basin, where wildlife and well preserved indigenous cultures await. Or, fly out to the enchanting Galapagos Islands for a wildlife exploration or cruise unlike anything else on the planet, including snorkeling, hiking, and some of the best birding in the world.
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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos
$2,475
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Ecuador Highlights

9 Day Itinerary
  • Walk paths through the Cloud Forest
  • Visit bustling Otavalo Market
  • Explore Cotopaxi National Park
  • Enjoy various activities in Baño
Activities: Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy some of the best Ecuador travel sites on this nine day tour. Head deep into the cloud forest where hummingbirds flourish and clouds linger in the air. Test your bargaining skills at Otavalo Market, the most famous in the region. Travel through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, stopping to visit …
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Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador
$2,175
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Ecuador North to South

8 Day Itinerary
  • Hike on Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Take a train over Naríz del Diablo
  • Explore the ruins of Ingapirca
  • Visit a unique mangrove forest
Activities: Hacienda, History, Land, Urban Exploration
Activity Level: Relaxed
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the cultural diversity of the highlands from Cotopaxi to …
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Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
$4,325
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Andes and Amazon

15 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the colonial city of Cuenca
  • Visit the homes of local weavers
  • Hike through the shadowed jungle
  • Raft down the Jatunyacu River
Activities: Biking, Hacienda, History, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Spa & Relaxing, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Ecuador offers visitors some of the most stunning natural beauty and cultural diversity on the continent. Wander the cobblestone streets of colonial Cuenca, tasting new foods and bargaining with local vendors. Spend three nights discovering the diversity of the rainforest from your jungle lodge and …
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Machu Picchu Clouds
$6,550
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Islands and Incas

Galapagos & Machu Picchu - 16 Day Itinerary
  • Explore magical Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca terraces of Moray
  • Photograph iguanas & sea lions
  • Wonder at volcanic landscapes
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land & Sea, Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the the enchanted islands of Galapagos on one amazing all-inclusive tour. While in Peru, tourMachu Picchu, eploring the massive ruins then wander through village markets where ancient traditions live on in the hearts of the Andean people. Visit the …
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Sea lion encounter while snorkeling
$4,100
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Complete Galapagos Wildlife Cruise

Cruise on Eric or Letty - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Eric & Letty
  • Hike Prince Philip's Steps
  • Encounter giant tortoises
  • Hike to a salt water lagoon
  • Learn about local conservation
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the Galapagos on this 8-day cruise of the western islands viewing unique wildlife like sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies,giant Galapagos tortoises, and even penguins! Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz Island, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and …
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See Blue-footed Boobies on your trip to the Galapagos
$3,605
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Northeast and Southeast Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit Mosquera Islet's sea lions
  • Walk in South Plaza's cactus forest
  • Swim and snorkel at Devil's Crown
  • Hike across Española Island
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the north and south islands of the Galapagos, covering some of the most beautiful islands including Santa Cruz, South Plaza, San Cristobal, Española and Floreana. Swarming with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, the islands of the …
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Kayak on a beach in the galapagos
$2,215
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Western Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Snorkel at Ballena Bay
  • Meet Fernandina's endemic species
  • Land on Urbina's black beach
  • Explore Santiago's shores
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy this 5-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigatebirds, iguanas, and enjoy some friendly interaction with the island's playful sea lions. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, …
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$6,668
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Islands Circumnavigation I

15 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • Snorkel & swim at Bartolome Island
  • Visit Mosquera Islet's sea lions
  • Hike across Española Island
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Circumnavigate the Galapagos islands on this 15-day voyage. Take in the best the archipelago has to offer, visiting South Plaza, Floreana, Isabela, Santa Cruz, Genovesa, and many more! Wildlife viewing opportunities abound as you traverse the islands, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, or take a …
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Snorkeling in Sea of Cortez
$6,300
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Family Cruise to the Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Take an 8-day Galapagos cruise for the entire family on the M/V Origin and experience encounters with the incredible wildlife of Darwin´s islands. Spend your days hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and touring the Southern Islands and visit locations such as Frigatebird Hill, Kicker Rock, …
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Punto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos
$4,450
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Northwest Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top II
  • Hike to Bartolome Island's summit
  • Observe Darwin Bay's wildlife
  • Navigate around Buccaneer Cove
  • Visit sea lion and iguana colonies
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on this exciting 8-day tour of the Galapagos' wild northwest! Highlights include the amazing black beaches of Santiago,wildlife-rich Isabela,cliff-laden Fernandina, and thebeautiful Santa Cruz.These islands are rich with an abundance of wildlife both in and out of the ocean including …
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South Plaza Island
$4,450
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South Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top II
  • Swim, snorkel and kayak
  • Visit Chinese Hat's rocky shoreline
  • Walk to Dragon Hill's lagoon
  • Meet a colony of sea lions
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy this inmersive 8-day cruise through the South Central Islands of the Galapagos aboard the Tip Top II. Explore Santa Fe's unique cactus forest and colony of land iguanas, discover the wildlife-rich coastline of Santiago Island, enjoy a Zodiac ride in Black Turtle Cove´s series of …
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Sea lion by the kayaks
$4,945
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Natural Paradise
  • Observe Sierra Negra's birdlife
  • Meet sea lions at Mosquera Islet
  • Hike to a saltwater lagoon
  • Snorkel at Devil's Crown
Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 8-day Western Islands cruise, explore the rocky beach of Dragon Hill, an excellent snorkeling place at high tide.Land at Fernandina Island, and walk through a colony of marine iguanas and a group of sea lions. Sail to Moreno Point, a location where lava has left craters in its wake which …
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Sea lion on North Seymour
$4,100
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Family Cruise to the Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Eric & Letty
  • Explore Cerro Brujo´s coral beach
  • Enjoy kid-friendly snorkeling
  • Witness Española´s vast wildlife
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Take a family friendly Galapagos vacation on this 8-day cruise through the southern islands. Be in company of other families with children of similar ages and witness by kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, or hiking the Galapagos magnificent vistas and a colorful diversity of sea life. Delight in the …
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Isabela rock with birds
$4,100
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Family Cruise to the Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Eric & Letty
  • Meet giant land tortoises
  • Explore Darwin Bay´s coasts
  • Enjoy on-board activities for kids
  • Zodiac ride in Black Turtle Cove
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Journey to the western islands of the Galapagos archipelago on this 8-day cruise designed for families with children, visiting San Cistobal, Genovesa, Santa Cruz, Isabela, and more! Encounter the archipelago´s unique wildlife in their natural habitat and take the opportunity to snorkel in …
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Green sea turtle swimming
$3,605
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Northern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • Kayak and stand up paddle board
  • Explore Dragon Hill´s wildlife
  • Snorkel & swim at Bartolome Island
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Embark on this exciting 8-day cruise of the amazing and incredible north islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Enjoy the company of friendly sea lions while snorkeling …
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Sea Lion resting on Red Sesuvium
$3,610
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Discover Vicente Roca Point
  • Take a dinghy ride along Isabela
  • Explore the volcanic Urbina Bay
  • Visit Santa Fe's sea lion colonies
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Prepare for a unique 8-day cruise uncovering the natural wonders of the western islands of the Galapagos and experience a unique blend of activities that makes this the most memorable vacation of your life. Understand the island's incredible history, encounter an abundance of unique wildlife, …
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Moreno Point, Isabela Island, Galapagos
$3,250
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Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Nemo I
  • Meet North Seymour's bird colonies
  • Walk, snorkel & kayak in Darwin Bay
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
  • Look for iguanas and penguins
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 8-day journey through the Western Islands of the Galapagos rounds the largest Island Isabela and passes by the pristine Fernandina. Anchor at Santiago´s James Bay and sail round the sea bird-laden volcano islet of Daphne Major.Explore the largest sea bird colonies and some of the most …
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Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Sea Lion
$2,045
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Nemo I
  • Meet the wildlife of Bachas Beach
  • Observe white-tip reef sharks
  • Walk on Cormorant Point's beach
  • Rest on Suarez Point's cliffs
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 5-day itinerary through the southern islands visits the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santa Cruz, andcombinesthe incrediblesharkcanal off the coast ofIsabela with the bestflamingolagoons of the Galapagos andspectacular snorkeling around Devil’s Crown on Floreana Island. …
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